Traveling HHC helmet on line at New Palestine




3A No. 5 Yorktown (2-0) at 4A No. 3 New Palestine  (2-0)

GAME TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

BROADCAST: Dragon Radio at newpalestineathletics.com.

HHC: YT 0-0. NP 0-0.

COACHES: Mike Wilhelm, 55-45 in 10th year at Yorktown. Kyle Ralph, 15-1 in 2nd year at New Palestine.

SAGARIN RATINGS: New Palestine, 82.65, 15th overall, 4th in Class 4A. Yorktown, 72.82, 51st overall, 9th in Class 3A.

LAST WEEK: Yorktown defeated Muncie Central, 33-6. New Palestine defeated Richmond, 42-6.

OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Yorktown 0-4, New Palestine 1-3.

SERIES LAST 20 YEARS: NP, 12-4.

LAST MEETING: New Palestine, 35-14, Sep. 27, 2013..

NOTES: NP has won 11 consecutive regular season games dating back to an Oct. 2012, 48-13 loss to Mt. Vernon … Dragons signal-caller Alex Neligh is 3rd among 4A quarterbacks with 416 yards passing this season. … New Palestine’s stifling defense has allowed 6 points. LBs Sterling Curran and Noah Grable have combined for 7 sacks, the most of any 4A pair in the state. … Yorktown QB Riley Neal (Ball State commit) has 7 TD passes in 2 games.  “He throws the ball incredibly well,” NP coach Kyle Ralph said. “Very accurate, very poised kid. He’s got great pocket presence. When he’s on, he’s one of the best you’ll find.” … Neal’s favorite target has been senior receiver Clay Dungan, who has 11 catches for 89 yards and four touchdowns this season. ... Defending Hoosier Heritage Conference champ NP has possession of the HHC  traveling helmet trophy.

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Greenfield-Central (2-0) at Mt. Vernon (1-1)

GAME TIME: Friday 7:30 pm.

BROADCAST: WGRF 89.7 FM.

HHC: Greenfield 0-0. Mt. Vernon 0-0.

COACHES: Roger Dodson, 31-57 in 9th year at G-C, 95-116 in 22nd year overall. Doug Armstrong, 26-11 in 4th year at Mt. Vernon, 78-67 in 14th year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Mt. Vernon, 49.47, 193rd overall, 42nd in Class 4A. Greenfield-Central, 49.23, 196th overall, 43rd in Class 4A.

LAST WEEK:  G-C def.  Northwest, 62-12. Mt. Vernon def. Marion, 42-9.

OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Greenfield-Central 1-3, Mt. Vernon 2-2.

SERIES LAST 20 YEARS: MV 15-6.

NOTES: Since 2007, G-C is 4-4 against Mt. Vernon. Six of the eight games have been decided by six points or less. ... Mt. Vernon is without QB/S Pete Werner (leg, 5-6 weeks), RB/CB Jordan House (knee, 3-4 weeks) and OT Danny Stephens (knee, 2-3 weeks) ... Greenfield hasn’t won 3 straight games since winning 4 in a row in Weeks 4-7 of 2011. 

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Class 3A No. 9 Indian Creek (2-0) at Class A No. 11 Eastern Hancock (1-1)

GAME TIME: Friday, 7 p.m.

MIFC: Indian Creek 1-0. Eastern Hancock 1-0.

COACHES: Mike Gillin, 119-35 in 14th year at Indian Creek, 285-107 in 36th year overall. Jim O’Hara, 1-1 in 1st year at Eastern Hancock, 88-49 in 13th year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Indian Creek, 71.41, 60th overall, 12th in Class 3A. E. Hancock, 65.39, 96th overall, 5th in Class 1A.

LAST WEEK:  Indian Creek defeated Greenwood, 15-14. Eastern Hancock defeated South Decatur, 37-6.

OPPONENTS’ RECORDS:  Indian Creek 2-2, EH 3-1.

SERIES LAST 20 YEARS: Indian Creek, 10-2.

LAST MEETING: Eastern Hancock, 33-25, Sep. 6, 2013.

NOTES: Eastern Hancock’s 8-point win against Indian Creek last season was its smallest margin of victory the entire year. EH went on to win the Mid-Indiana Football Conference title… Last week, the Royals’ Cooper Henderson totaled 185 rushing and receiving yards, a career-high. … EH’s 4 interceptions lead all Class A schools. …. Indian Creek is the largest school the Royals will face, and the Braves’ lineman might be the largest physically. The IC offensive line averages 6’3, 265 pounds. “Dealing with that size will be a challenge,” Eastern Hancock coach Jim O’Hara said. “But we’re small, and we’re quick, and we’re crazy, so we’re going to apply that mentality to our game plan and hope to slow them down.” … Indian Creek junior QB Gynson Robley has thrown for the fourth most passing yards (469) of any other Indiana 3A quarterback. His QB rating of 137.5, boosted by a 4:0 TD:INT ratio, is third among 3A QBs with at least 30 attempts.

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